Resources

  • SPECTRA is a society for diversity and inclusion in physics. The student group is comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctorates from Columbia University with the purpose of connecting and promoting underrepresented students in the field of physics.

 

  • The Physics Graduate Council organizes events for the student body and communicates directly with the Columbia Physics Department's leadership and committees to advocate for Physics Ph.D. students.

 

  • Undergraduate physics majors at Columbia maintain a chapter of the Society of Physics Students. This student-run group organizes meetings and other activities of interest to physics majors.

 

  • Columbia Research & Diversity is student organization dedicated to supporting, uplifting, and ​promoting underrepresented minorities and first-generation low-income students in STEM research at Columbia University.

 

  • Disability Services facilitates equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating accommodations and support services. 

 

  • The Ombuds Office provides a safe space for faculty, students, staff and affiliates to confidentially discuss work-related issues, academic concerns, clarification of policies and many other concerns and issues.

 

  • The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers.

 

  • The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) responds to discrimination, harassment, gender-based misconduct and prohibited relationships in accordance with relevant federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.  *Note that the EOAA does not offer 3rd party neutral arbitration
  • The AIP TEAM-UP Project spent two years investigating the reasons for the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans in physics and astronomy and produced a report with its findings.

 

  • The APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion.